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16 Amarnath pilgrims killed after bus falls into gorge on Jammu-Srinagar highway
16 people were killed and 20 others were injured when a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims skidded off the highway and fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.

Senior SSP of Ram Ban, Mohan Lal said that the bus after skidding off from the national highway turned turtle and plunged into the gorge. Rescue operations are currently underway.

According to police, the injured have been shifted to the local hospital and an air force chopper has been deployed to airlift the injured.

This tragedy comes just at the heels after 7 Amarnath yatris had been killed by militants and another dozen injured in an attack in Anantnag district on July 10.

Further developments on the accident are awaited.

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